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The San Pedro Sun

H.E. Alexis Rosado Presents Credentials in the Republic of Nicaragua
Non-resident Ambassador of Belize to Nicaragua, H.E. Alexis Rosado, presented his Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Nicaragua, Commandante José Daniel Ortega Saavedra on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019. Ambassador Rosado also met with Vice President H.E. Doña Rosario Murillo Zambrana.

Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute collaborates with the Commonwealth Marine Economies
The Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute is hosting a team (3 persons) from the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme to consult on the development of a Maritime Economy Plan for Belize on July 30th, 2019 in Belmopan and August 1st, 2019 in Belize City. The CME Programme was launched in 2016 by the British government to support 17 Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS), of which Belize is a beneficiary country, in identifying the potential of, and developing, their marine economies in a sustainable, resilient and integrated way.

Health authorities on the island report an increase in Dengue fever
As cases of Dengue fever continue to increase across Belize, health authorities on the island are closely monitoring the situation after more than 20 cases were confirmed on Ambergris Caye. This is expected to increase, and islanders are urged to take preventative measures and to visit their nearest medical center if they suspect they have dengue symptoms. Dengue causes painful fever, rashes, and is a very debilitating illness. It is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes Egypti species of mosquito.

Team El Pescador Lodge wins 3rd Annual International Silver Scales Fly Fishing Tournament
Team El Pescador Lodge are the winners of 2019 Silver Scales Fly Fishing Tournament held from Thursday, July 26th to Sunday, July 28th at Xcalak, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Organized by the Municipality of Othón P. Blanco through the Municipal Sports Directorate and the Municipal Tourism Development Directorate, the fly-fishing tournament saw the participation of 18 teams from Mexico, Belize and different parts of the world. The main objective of this tournament is to promote the importance of fly fishing/sports tourism, focusing on catch and release species and prioritizing their health.

Ambergris Today

Ministry Of Tourism & Civil Aviation Receive International Certification For Quality Management
On July 24, 2019 the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MTCA) received notification from its Certification Agent in Jamaica (National Certification Body of Jamaica), that effective July 18, 2019 the MTCA has been approved for Certification under the International Organization for Standardization’s 9001-2015 Standard (ISO 9001-2015). This makes the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation the first Government Ministry of Belize to have achieved this coveted international certification in Quality Management.

Haters Will Hate
by Seleni Reyes. In life we have our highs and lows with good times that bring us great memories and bad times that teach us how to become better people. All our lives we dedicate ourselves to improving our paths or as how we may refer to it “improve our luck”. But, the truth is that on either scenario people will always have something to say. I was once told that every mind is its own island, and this is true because people will always have something to say, which is nothing we can control. Yet one thing we can control is our thoughts and intentions. Invest your time on positive thoughts, examine yourself and improve as an individual.

Various Belizean Sources

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DGFT Facilitates National WTO Advanced Trade Negotiations Simulation Skills Trainin
The Directorate General for Foreign Trade (DGFT), a department of the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce, will be hosting a World Trade Organization (WTO) Advanced Trade Negotiations Simulation Skills Training from August 5th-9th, 2019 in Belize City. The objective of the training is to enhance the negotiating skills of government officials by deepening their understanding of how the concept works in practice. It will provide them with the skills and knowledge regarding the development of appropriate strategies and tactics for the conduct of trade negotiations, as well as systematic decision analysis techniques for the monitoring and management of the negotiating process.

H.E. Alexis Rosado Presents Credentials in the Republic of Nicaragua
Non-resident Ambassador of Belize to Nicaragua, H.E. Alexis Rosado, presented his Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Nicaragua, Commandante José Daniel Ortega Saavedra on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019. Ambassador Rosado also met with Vice President H.E. Doña Rosario Murillo Zambrana. In his public address during the official ceremony, President Ortega noted the historic close ties of friendship and cooperation that happily exist between the governments and people of Belize and Nicaragua.

BELIZE FISHING REPORT: JULY 21, 2019 THROUGH JULY 28, 2019
A week of beautiful weather provided opportunities for a variety of species. Congratulations to El Pescador guides Junior and Cesar Acosta on taking first prize in the 2019 Silver Scales Fly Fishing Tournament in Xcalak, Mexico!

Making A Switch Really Isn't That Difficult
Written By: Tanya McNab. I’m an extreme creature of habit. In every part of my life from my work to my wardrobe, my diet to my travel habits, I follow an unvarying routine. Recently, I’ve taken a keen interest in learning more about conservation efforts globally but specifically regarding single-use plastics since Belize is on the path to achieving this goal later in 2019. (High-five Belize!) I think we can all agree each of us could do better in our personal and professional lives to be more environmentally responsible, by switching some of our day-in/day-out routines and habits. To make a long story short, what I have realized is, we, as humans … just simply don’t want to break our habits. Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form because the behavioral patterns which humans repeat become imprinted in our minds. Most of our bad habits have just become nearly or completely involuntary, a settled tendency. It is however, possible to form new habits through repetition AND the right attitude - it’s all in our mind!

SBDC Workshop: Quick Books Workshop
Presented by: Mr. Jorge Gentle, Business Adviser, SBDCBelize, Beltraide Location: BTEC Building, ITVET Campus, Belize City. Workshop Date: August 08th, 2019, Time: 9am to 3pm. This course was created for anyone who wants to learn QuickBooks. Whether you signed up simply to learn QuickBooks or are a complete newbie to the software does not matter. We will teach you the software from beginning to end so that anyone, regardless of experience, learns all that they need to know to successfully use the program. Cost: $60.00, Includes snacks, lunch and refreshments.

PRESS RELEASE from BAHA - Fusarium Wilt of Bananas
Stakeholders of the banana industry, government agencies, agricultural partner organizations and the public are hereby informed of a notification of a suspected detection of Fusarium Wilt of Bananas in La Guajira Province in Colombia. Fusarium Wilt of Bananas, caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Tropical Race 4), is a devastating disease of bananas. Once infected, the plants die rapidly and the disease spreads quickly within farms and then throughout an industry. It originated in South East Asia in the early 1960s and is now prevalent in that region causing devastation to banana plantations. The disease has been detected as well in Mozambique, Jordan, Israel and Australia.

WATER TAXI REGULATIONS STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 29 OF 2019
The public is hereby informed of the Water Taxi Regulations Statutory Instrument 29 of 2019 that is in effect. The major provisions of the regulations include: Effective 1 August 2019: 1. Issuance of Personal Flotation Devices to passengers over one-year old. 2. Submission of Passenger Manifests at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. This requires passengers to provide their names.

DGFT Facilitates National WTO Advanced Trade Negotiations Simulation Skills Training
The Directorate General for Foreign Trade (DGFT), a department of the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce, will be hosting a World Trade Organization (WTO) Advanced Trade Negotiations Simulation Skills Training from August 5th-9th, 2019 in Belize City. The objective of the training is to enhance the negotiating skills of government officials by deepening their understanding of how the concept works in practice. It will provide them with the skills and knowledge regarding the development of appropriate strategies and tactics for the conduct of trade negotiations, as well as systematic decision analysis techniques for the monitoring and management of the negotiating process.

Venancio Williams/Martinez passes away
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Venancio Williams/Martinez. 59 years of age, better known as ( Dirty Cash) originally from Hopkins Village. Mr.Venancio lived on the island for the past forty years as a former electrician. He is survived by his common law wife Marilyn Simpson. 5 children Merrick Martinez, Malick, Jervis, Esse and Ted williams and a host of other relatives and friends. A wake will be held next week Friday August 9th, 2019 followed by the funeral Services on Saturday August 10th, 2019 in Hopkins village . Venancio Williams ( Dirty Cash) Sunrise: May 18th, 1960 - Sunset: August 1st , 2019

Launch of the Belize Tax Service Department
August 1st, 2019 marks the historic amalgamation of the Income Tax Department and Department of General Sales Tax into the newly formed Belize Tax Service Department- a department under the Ministry of Finance. The amalgamation will be done in a phased approach through to 2022. Taxpayers will experience better service by a newly trained cadre of tax professionals, efficiency, productivity and better tax compliance to further develop the country. In October 2014, the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) approved a technical assistance mission to support the Government of Belize’s medium-term action plan to Modernize Tax Administration. The objective of that program was to strengthen institutional reforms in tax administration.

New Water TAxi for Corozal area
Here is wishing the best of luck to Exodus water taxi. New Water Taxi from Sarteneja to make inaugural run this August 5th, 2019 from Corozal Town - Sarteneja - San Pedro R/T. For price and more information call 634-9178. Will carry freight as well.

ESTM Vacancies in San Roman, Corozal District, with Escuela Secundaria Técnica México
7 Cooks. 2 Cafeteria Service & Cleaning Assistants. 1 Cafeteria Manager. 1 Cafeteria Assistant Manager. 1 Cashier / Kitchen Assistant. Deadline: August 2, 2019. Postal Address: PO Box 6, San Roman Village, Corozal District. Email: [email protected] Website: http://estm.edu.bz

Three Corozal Youths make National U15 Male Team
Three great kids are proudly representing our Corozal District. Congratulations to Jordan Casanova, Kendale Butler and Eliceo Rosales. Our entire Corozal Football community is proud of you three guys that made it to the National U15 Male Team.

BTB Newsletter- Toucan Talk, Issue #22
Want to know more about the tourism industry? Check out the 22nd edition of our Toucan Talk Newsletter!

New Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Instructors
Yesterday, 36 police officers – 21 from Belize and 15 from El Salvador – became new Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Instructors. The G.R.E.A.T. program is one of the many tools the United States is supporting in Belize, and the Central American region, to improve citizen security, decrease impunity, and prevent crime. Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges spoke at the ceremony and underscored the Embassy’s partnership with the Belize Police Department and other organizations that seek to prevent youth from being drawn into gangs. Superintendent Gerald Jones, Commandant of the National Police Training Academy also spoke at the ceremony.

Paradise Theater playing this weekend:
Avengers: End Game, Lion King, The Red Sea Diving Resort. Note: Avengers is playing at 6 and 9 on screen 1 and this is the original Lion King .. for some reason, everyone has been asking for it.. Also, If you haven't heard.. we installed new A/C's in the large room.. nice and cold again.

Miss Costa Maya International Pageant 2019
Miss Costa Maya International Pageant 2019. Photos by Jose Luis Zapata Photography.

Channel 7

Belize City Man Very Cruelly Killed and Dumped
Tonight, we have a hideous and cruel murder to report in the Belize district. 34 Year old Darwin Rocke's decomposed body was found this morning at 8:30 near the Burrell Boom bridge. His body was stuffed in a plastic bag and wrapped in a blue tarp. When police uncovered it - they found stab wounds to his chest, one of his hands cut off, and his head partially decapitated. He met an especially cruel end - a torturous execution - and tonight his family is asking why.

Police Have No Suspects For Torturous Murder
This morning at the police press briefing - they didn't have the name of the deceased yet but they described the physical state of the body that the cops encountered:.. ASP Alejandro Cowo - OC, CIB Belize City: "This morning at about 8:30, police were called to the Burrell Boom Road, where police, upon arrival, about 500 feet off the old Burrell Boom Bridge, about 10 feet off Boom road, they observed the body of a person wrapped up in a plastic bag, and a blue trampoline. The body was recently removed from the scene, and it was taken to the medical college for a post-mortem, as it is in an advanced state of decomposition. Up to now, we have not determined the identity of the person, but we have received information of a possible identity. So, we are trying to contact family members at this moment."

Why Would They Kill Don Manuel?
As we reported last night, an elderly man was murdered, and his body left inside his Camalote house to rot. The victim is 78 year old Guatemalan national Manuel Barrera. He was chopped and stabbed to death. Courtney Weatherburne went out west to speak to the family and they are stunned that someone would be so heartless to kill an old man in such a vicious way. Here is that story. Aracely Barrera burst into tears as she tried to mask the putrid odor left inside her father's house after he was slashed and stabbed to death. Manuel Barrera's body was found yesterday evening on the floor. Neighbors picked up on the stench coming from his home and alerted the police.

Cops Don't Have a Motive
And today at the bi-weekly press briefing, police told us they are following leads in Barrera's case and don't have a concrete motive at this time. ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, NCIB: "Yesterday, sometime around 3 p.m., Roaring Creek police were called to an area in Young Bank, the home of one Manuel Barrera Vasquez, a 78-year-old Guatemalan National, who resides alone in a wooden and zinc structure. On the police's arrival, they met the son of Mr. Vasquez there, who accompanied them to the area. And the structure was observed to be locked and secured from the backdoor, and the front door had a padlock, which was locked. As a result, the door was forced open, where, upon entering the building, the lifeless body of Mr. Manuel Vasquez was found in a decomposed state, with apparent chop wounds to the upper body. The scene was processed, where the body was processed, and a post-mortem was later conducted yesterday. So far, we know that he was last seen alive on Monday."

Near Fatal Shooting On Busy Street
And from those murders in the Belize and Cayo Districts, we turn now to a near-fatal shooting in Belize City involving a 27-year-old man from Arlington Drive. The victim is Rafael Usher, and tonight, he's clinging to life at the KHMH after suffering gunshot injuries to the left thigh, the right buttocks, and the left side of his abdomen. Reports are that sometime around 8:00 last night, Usher was walking on Central American Boulevard, and as soon as he passed the 88 Better Living store, he was about to turn into Arlington Drive, which is where his family's home is located. He didn't make it far, however, because 2 unknown men on motorcycles rode up on him. One of them pulled out a gun, fired several shots at him, and the duo sped off. Usher was left injured, and bleeding on the street.

Police Say Usher May Have Had Beef
Raphael Usher's shooting was one of the cases that the media asked the police to discuss in today's bi-weekly briefing. They told us that they have no ideas yet why he was targeted, but they did receive reports that he had some sort of disagreement with someone earlier that day: ASP Alejandro Cowo - OC, CIB Belize City: "Last night, at about 8:30 p.m., police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where they observed Rafael Usher, 27-year-old, suffering from apparent gun wounds to his body. What we understand is that Mr. Usher was walking on Central American Boulevard, heading toward Arlington Drive, when 2 persons on board a motorcycle stopped beside him, and one of the male persons fired several shots in his direction, which resulted in him suffering gunshot wounds to his body. He is presently admitted in a critical condition at this moment."

"Killer Cop Kent Shot Me" Man Claims
Yesterday, we showed you how Police Corporal Kent Martinez was arraigned for the manslaughter by negligence of Allyson Major Jr. But, should Martinez even have been on active duty? Two months ago, on mothers' day back in May, Vince Martinez - who is no relation - said Corporal Kent shot him in his home for no reason. Vince Martinez says when he saw the Corporal on television last night it all came back to him:...

Major New Regs For Water Taxi Ferries
If you traveled on any of the water taxi ferries today, you would have noticed important changes to the way these companies are now doing business. That's because the Belize Port Authority is cracking down on monitoring and enforcement for public safety. The need for increased safety was highlighted in a terrible way back in May. That's when a vessel at the Ocean Ferry Water terminal spontaneously exploded injuring 12 passengers and killing two sisters: 10-year-old Yamiri Yasmin Guy, and 8-year-old Kimberly Melissa Guy. So now, safety measures which have been in the planning stage since 2015 are now being put in effect under the Water Taxi Regulations Statutory Instrument 29 of 2019.

PM Drops The Bomb On The Ministry of Health
Last night we told you about that letter from the Financial Secretary's Office to the CEO in the Ministry of Health. Senior Finance Officer Artemio Osorio tells the Health CEO, George Gough that the Ministry of Finance has "no objection" to the award of a 1.68 million dollar contract for the construction of a Central Medical Stores Building in Belmopan. What caught everyone's attention is the final paragraph, which says, quote, "funds to cover this expenditure will be obtained from a grant from the National Health Insurance Fund Reserve managed by the Belize Social Security Board." End quote.

Grenade Found In OW
Thanks to Special Branch intelligence, a grenade was found in Orange Walk today. Cops searched an empty lot located beside the property of a known gang leader in the town, and they found what is believed to be a training grenade. The BDF has yet to confirm what type of grenade it is. the gang is called Uprising. Special Branch also led a number of operations countrywide starting before dawn today. They searched dozens of persons and homes and found a total of 4 kilos of weed and destined a number of persons. They also came upon 56 cans of contraband Mexican beer, and a few marijuana plants.

Still Searching For Dangriga Killer
So, while police en the north led those searches, cops from Dangriga continue to try and locate their main suspect in the murder of 41-year-old Geraldine Flowers. You'll remember that on Sunday morning, she reportedly allowed her ex-common-law husband into her home in the New Site area. She and this individual had a protracted history of domestic violence. But on that day, she decided to speak to him. Reports are that their discussion escalated to a quarrel, and then later to her murder. She was found dead in her bedroom, after suffering from gunshot injuries and stab wounds.

Few Clues In Yanira's Murder
Meanwhile, police in Orange Walk are no closer to solving the murder of Yanira Novelo. About 3 weeks ago, this 26-year-old mother of 2 from San Jose Village was found dead in a cane field on the San Lorenzo Road. She left her home that day with her son to go pick up money from Western Union, which her husband in the US had sent for her. She never made it home, and several hours later, a farmer found her injured 4-year-old son wondering down that same road. On the following day, search parties went back to the same area that her son was found, and that's when they discovered her mutilated body in a cane-field.

SHOOTING IN SANTA CRUZ...
Police have not released details, but 7News has confirmed that two men were shot in Santa Cruz village in the Stann Creek District today. At 10:20 this morning Anthony Dennison and Ralph Forbes were reportedly standing on the side of a street when a red vehicle pulled up and one of the passengers opened fire, injuring both men. One of their friends got away.

Emancipation Day, The State Acknowledges
August 1st is celebrated as Emancipation day in the wider Caribbean as a National Holiday. This morning at 6:00 on Marine Parade, the significance of the day was marked by a drumming and libation rituals organized by the UBAD Education Foundation. And, while that was a community effort, a few hundred feet away, the state made its observance at the Museum of Belize.

Crazy Cops Try to Muzzle Costa Rican Football Fans
Last night The Belmopan Bandits hosted Costa Rica's Deportivo Saprissa at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in the preliminary round of the Concacaf League 2019 eliminations for the Champions League. The Bandits were defeated 3-1 but what's making news tonight is the outrageous behaviour of the Police who were involved in some overzealous refereeing of Costa Rican fans. The Fans of Deportiva Saprissa were merely trying to cheer on their team by singing and blowing horns - but in something that smacks of a police state, the cops weren't having it.

Channel 5

Darwin Rocke is Murdered and His Body Dumped Off Boom Hattieville Road
A body was found this morning at entrance of the Burrell Boom, Belize District. The upper part of the body was covered with a plastic bag and covered with a [...]

Murder in Young Bank; Elderly Musician is Chopped to Death inside his Home
Police are also investigating the murder of an elderly man in the village of Young Bank, Cayo District.  On Wednesday afternoon, police were called out to the village located along [...]

Police Comment on Murder of Elderly Musician
So, what are police saying about this murder? They say that they don’t know what the motive is as yet. The investigation is in its early stages and they are [...]

Who Wants Ragga Dead?
While two persons were found dead in less than twenty-four hours, in Belize City, twenty-seven year old Rafael Usher survived a shooting.  Usher was on Central American Boulevard on Wednesday [...]

PM Barrow & John Briceño on $1.6 Million Grant to Cayo Company Using N.H.I. Reserve Funds
A memo dated July twenty-ninth, 2019 has been leaked and is making its rounds on social media.  It is signed by Artemio Osorio on behalf of the Financial Secretary and [...]

No Sight of Accused Murderer Rodwell Arzu
An all-points bulletin remains in effect for the apprehension of Rodwell Arzu, the man whom police believe shot and killed his ex-girlfriend on Sunday morning in Dangriga, before turning the [...]

Purse Found, But Still No Arrest in Murder of Yanira Novelo
Twenty-four-year-old Yanira Novelo, a mother of two from San Jose Village in Orange Walk District, was murdered on her son’s fourth birthday during a deadly attack that also saw the [...]

No Evidence to Arrest Suspects in Murder of Porfilio Nino
The gruesome murder of sixty-four-year-old Porfilio Nino whose remains were found inside a shallow grave in Maya Mopan remains unsolved.  Despite rounding up several persons for questioning in relation to [...]

Maxboro Resident is Remanded for Attempted Murder
A Maxboro resident, who shot his former neighbour at a bus shed, is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison.  Kareem Harvey appeared before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson and [...]

BAHA on Alert for Disease that Can Wipe Out Banana Industry
There is an alert tonight in the banana industry in the south. The Belize Agriculture Health Authority informs of a suspected detection of Fusarium wilt of bananas in La Guajira [...]

New Rules for Water Taxis and Passenger Safety
A new set of regulations came into effect today for water taxis and those changes have one industry stakeholder up in arms.  Beginning August first, all seagoing vessels operated as [...]

Other Rules to Come on Stream for Water Taxis
Additional regulations that are set to come into effect as of September sixteenth include an approved safety management and emergency response plan, as well as the outfitting of each vessel [...]

Same Officer Who Shot Vince Martinez Killed Allyson Major Jr.
On Mother’s Day, Vince Martinez was shot in the groin by an officer who responded to a call of a domestic issue at his home.  While a formal complaint was [...]

Vince Martinez to Take Action against BPD
According to Martinez, what hurts most is finding out that the victim is the son of a childhood friend.  He says that he is preparing to take legal action against [...]

1000 Smiles for Cleon Holds 6th Disney Show Fundraiser
The Magic of Disney is an entertainment show for kids and adults alike and will take place this Saturday at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts in Belize City [...]

Emancipation Day is Commemorated in Belize
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery” – the popular song from Bob Marley is being used across the region today in English-speaking Caribbean as slavery to mark the abolition of slavery [...]

Healthy Living: “Empowering Parents; Enabling Breastfeeding.”
World breastfeeding week starts today and continues to August eighth. This year’s theme is “Empowering Parents; Enabling Breastfeeding.”  While breastfeeding is often seen as the sole responsibility of the mother, [...]

The Reporter

Human Body Found Near Boom Bridge
Police are on the scene near the Boom Bridge where what is suspected to be a human body has been discovered. Sources tell us that they are in the process of ascertaining that it is indeed a human body, since it is completely wrapped up.

LOVE FM

Cop arraigned for manslaughter
36-year-old, Corporal Kent Martinez appeared yesterday in court before Magistrate Michelle Trapp with his attorney, Richard “Dickie” Bradley, to be arraigned on a charge of manslaughter by negligence in connection with the death of Allyson Major Jr. On July 16, Major was shot to the head while he tried to escape a pursuing police mobile …

Creating a Geo-Map for Belize
The Belize National Spatial Data Infrastructure project is a project that collects geographic data in Belize before compiling it and making it available to the Government of Belize and other partners. The project seeks to improve the infrastructure planning in Belize and also to create an accurate geographical map for Belize. This week the BNSDI …

Maya Museum to Be Established Soon
Belize’s first Maya Museum is in the planning phase and is expected to be completed by December of this year. The Museum will see exhibits from the Mayan as well as the Mestizo culture. Love News spoke to the curator, Hugo Carillo, who told us what the the museum will entail. Hugo Ryne Carillo – …

Emancipation Day Liberate Yourself
Today marks the anniversary of the day that slavery was abolished and slaves emancipated. Emancipation Day is celebrated by many Caribbean countries, and Belize is celebrating too. The National Institute of Culture and History held an all-day event that allowed the public to enter for free and view their “Enslaved” exhibit at The Museum of …

Elderly man murdered in Camalote Village
Yesterday, Love News reported on a 79-year-old man who was found dead by his neighbour in Camalote Village, Cayo District. The victim, Manuel Barrera, had sustained chopped wounds to the head as well as stab wounds to the body. Our Cayo Correspondent, Fem Cruz, spoke to Barrera’s son, who said that family has an idea …

Leader of the Opposition defends La Garcia
The People’s United Party has been winning a large percentage of the village council elections, including the village of La Garcia. According to the villagers, they have received threats that their properties will be taken away by the government since they did not vote for the United Democratic Party. Today, the Leader of the Opposition, …

Fisheries Department holds regional workshop
Dishes made from Queen Conch such as conch soup, conch fritters and conch ceviche are high in demand by locals and tourists alike. However, the amount of conch meat that is available for a particular season depends upon the quota that is set. The Belize Fisheries Department, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization …

Imports down 1.4%, Exports down 16.4%
During the month of June 2019, imported goods were down by 1.4 percent, a total value of $2.3 million from $170.8 million imported in June 2018. According to the Statistical Institute of Belize, the decrease was due to the demand for less diesel and a reduction in a variety of food items imported into the …

Consumer Prices down 0.3%
The Statistical Institute of Belize released its latest figures for June 2019, which shows a decrease of zero-point three percent in the prices of goods when compared to June 2018. The All-items Consumer Price Index, (CPI) went down from 105.0 in June 2018 to 104.7 in June 2019. The Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages category recorded an …

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Fire in Belize City
There is an ongoing fire in Belize City at Mile 2 on the Phillip Goldson […]

Reimers Feed Mill celebrating 60 years of business
In 1959, two brothers that used to work at a feed mill in Mexico opened […]

Last night’s shooting victim in critical condition
Just before 9 o’clock last night a man was shot in Belize City. He has […]

Police: Blind man locked in home and hacked to death
Sometime around 3:00 p.m. yesterday police were called to the Young Bank area of Roaring […]

Yanira Novelo’s purse found days after her death
Last month Yanira Novelo, 24, was found dead in a cane field off the San […]

BAHA takes precautionary measures against disease affecting banana farms
Stakeholders of the banana industry, government agencies, agricultural partner organizations and the public are informed […]

Update to Water Taxi regulations
The public is reminded of the Water Taxi Regulations Statutory Instrument 29 of 2019 that […]

Body found near Burrell Boom road
Authorities have identified the body of the man found this morning near the Burrell Boom […]

Belizean Officers complete GREAT training for instructors
On July 31, thirty-six police officers – 21 from Belize and 15 from El Salvador […]

Emancipation day reflections Part I – The mindset of ‘blacks’ in Belize
By Hugh O'Brien: This article was written after deep reflection and with resilient optimism that where there is a will there is a way […]

Government of Belize holds stakeholder meeting for Sustainable and Child Friendly Municipalities Initiative
The Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Labour, Local Government & Rural Development (MLLGRD) […]

Advanced Trade Negotiations training to be hosted in Belize
The Directorate General for Foreign Trade (DGFT), a department of the Ministry of Investment, Trade […]

Santa Elena residents invited to join for Clean Up campaign
The Bishop Martin and Bradleys Bank Neighborhood Watch have teamed up to conduct a clean […]

Leader of Opposition to meet with La Gracia Farmers
Reports to Breaking Belize News is that Leader of the Opposition, PUP, John Briceno will […]

Belize celebrates Emancipation Day
On August 1, 1834, slavery was abolished in Belize and in the Caribbean. As a […]

Ambassador Alexis Rosado presents Credentials in Nicaragua
Non-resident Ambassador of Belize to Nicaragua, Alexis Rosado, presented his Letters of Credence to the […]

Dr. Candice Pitts to be endorsed for Mesop!
Belize City Councilor, Dr. Candice Pitts, is taking another challenge. The politician and educator is […]

Videos

  • Art Classes in Corozal, 5.5min. A four day art class by educator and artist Vianay Bautista began on Monday and today is the last day of the art class. This particular beginner course focuses on pencil, colour pencil and oil pastel drawing.

  • San Joaquin Fiesta 2019., min. Support our 53rd Annual San Joaquin Fiesta 2019. 3 days of fun and excitement. Friday 16 August - Super Furia Band. Saturday 17 August - Gilharry Seven Gilharry Band. Sunday 18 August - Technoband Belize. Food stalls, mechanical games and fun for the entire family!

  • The Katche Mayan medical practitioners of Southern Belize. Thinking ft. Dr. Jim Waldram, 2.5min. The medical system of the Katche Mayan of Southern Belize. Dr. Jim Waldram of the Archaeology and Anthropology Department here at the College of Arts and Science at USask have worked with them for more than 15 years.

  • Belize Our Forest Is Our Future, 4min. REDD+ is a long term forest based initiative that seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase carbon sequestration from Belize’s forest.

  • Belize dance, 5.5min. Dance practice

  • Observing Emancipation Day, 17min. The Deputy Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, PhD., and other Staff Members speak on the Observance of Emancipation Day in their home territories. This programme features Suriname, Guyana, Jamaica and Haiti.

  • BELIZE (scuba diving in the Blue Hole!!), 7min. Scuba diving in one of the worlds most incredible reefs.

  • Channel 5 Obituaries - GIAN GLENFORD MARTINEZ, 3min.

  • Channel 5 Obituaries - PATRICIA PRINCE, 2.5min.

  • Talk Ah Di Town August 1, 2019, 30min.

  • Lobster Diving Adventures in Belize, 2min.

  • BIRDS: COLLARED ARACARI, videotaped at Blush of Eden, Bio-Reserve, Belize, 2min.